Faster Treatment of DFUs Saves Limbs: MD Podiatrist

The sharp uptick in patients seeking limb-saving wound treatment in Wsshington County is due, in large part, to “the increase in patients with diabetes, the increase in patients with peripheral arterial disease, and unfortunately, the American lifestyle, diet,” said Daniel D. Michaels, DPM affiliated with the Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Institute, LLC.

The influx of patients prompted Dr. Michaels to refer them to his limb salvage center.   “Our community has a high number of diabetics, and a large number of people with peripheral arterial disease, and this seems to be a trend worldwide as well,” Dr. Michaels said. “We’ve seen over the years that the quicker these folks get treated, the more limbs we save,” Michaels said.

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The Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Institute, LLC Team

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